Inspired by the white wines he drank while in Friuli, Dan Petroski founded Massican in 2009; releasing three white wines, Annia (named after his mother), Sauvignon, and Gemina. Sommeliers and wine lovers alike quickly found themselves attracted to his focused, fresh, and structured Napa Valley white wines. Demand grew in California and in Dan’s home state of New York as Massican became an incredible example of the possibilities of Napa Valley white winemaking.
For us, it began in 2010 when tasting the first vintage of “Annia”, a blend at the time of Friulano, Chardonnay, and Ribolla Gialla. With its floral aromatics, gorgeous acidity, citrus and saline driven palette, the 2009 Massican “Annia” changed the way we viewed Napa Valley white wine and furthermore, opened our eyes to the possibilities of what California wine can be. Three years later, with the release of the 2012 vintage and endless enthusiasm to share the Massican wines, Dan became the first winemaker to allow us to represent his wines, Massican the first winery in our portfolio, and Dan forever in our minds nothing other than family. We thank you Dan. We can’t say it enough.